Corvette: America's Sports Car Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

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During its more than 50-year history, the Corvette has developed into much more than an automotive nameplate—it has become one of the world’s most recognized automobiles. How the Chevrolet Corvette came to be one of the most popular sports cars in the world—and the longest-running automotive nameplate in Chevrolet history—is a rich and compelling story that combines politics, passion, performance, design, and popular culture. This uniquely sleek and sexy American car has become a worldwide icon much like the ...
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Overview

During its more than 50-year history, the Corvette has developed into much more than an automotive nameplate—it has become one of the world’s most recognized automobiles. How the Chevrolet Corvette came to be one of the most popular sports cars in the world—and the longest-running automotive nameplate in Chevrolet history—is a rich and compelling story that combines politics, passion, performance, design, and popular culture. This uniquely sleek and sexy American car has become a worldwide icon much like the Coca-Cola symbol, McDonald’s arches, or Marilyn Monroe. It is a symbol of freedom, speed, power, and fun. Corvette: America’s Sports Car—Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow, documents the genesis and evolution of this treasured American icon through many never-before-published photographs from the archives of General Motors as well as a comprehensive story drawn from exclusive interviews with the risk-taking engineers and designers who defied conventional thinking to create this uniquely American automobile. Corvette: America’s Sports Car—Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow celebrates America’s beloved sports car in a stylishly handsome volume, with a custom cover design in Corvette red proudly bearing a sixth-generation Corvette crossed-flags hood emblem.
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“Only owning a Corvette will offer more pleasure than owning this book.” ~Karl Ludvigsen, author of Corvette: America’s Star-Spangled Sports Car

“If you love Corvettes, are intrigued by their history and want to know more about how this marquee went from an unassuming little white roadster with a 6-cylinder engine on the stage of the Waldorf Astoria in 1953 to become a true world-class sports car that constantly raises the bar for its competition here and abroad, then Corvette: America’s Sports Car — Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow is a book that you simply must own.” ~AllAboutVettes.com

"This book that should be the first one on [your list]: Jerry Burton's Corvette: America's Sports Car: Yesterday-Today-Tomorrow. It's big, in fact, it weighs almost as much as an aluminum smallblock cylinder head, and it contains one of the bigger treasure-troves of Vette photographs, illustrations, factory art work, etc., this side of The General's archives." ~Corvette Fever

“We’d like to take this opportunity to heap praise on what’s probably the most impressive thing ever published about it…the sucker just screams impressive just sitting there…” ~Street Rodder

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789399960
  • Publisher: Universe Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/29/2008
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 11.80 (w) x 11.50 (h) x 1.12 (d)

Meet the Author

Jerry Burton, the editor of Corvette Quarterly magazine and the award-winning biographer of Corvette’s first chief engineer, the legendary Russian Zora Arkus-Duntov, is one of the Corvette’s foremost historians. Burton has been intimately involved in the Corvette world for over twenty-five years and was on the founding board of directors for the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky. He lives in suburban Detroit.
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